I will be the first to admit. I have been a slacker on my blog as of late. I will now proceed to blame it on my dire old age: of 25. My birthday came and went with the holidays in a blur, and consisted of a superb dinner (and a reminiscent one at that!) at The Kitchen in Boulder, preceded by a morning hike in the snow, a bit of Prosecco with the Turnbull Davies familia, and followed by more Prosecco and some mean bowling(on the Wii… I know, very exciting, we did watch the ball drop at least okay!). But further to the point. This birthday was a special one.
This year, I got a cake. Baked just for me!
I know, you are thinking to yourself, “HEY! Cheater! You don’t post for over a month, and then the first one back, you post something, that you didn’t even make!” Well. Its okay. I needed a kick in the bum to post, and I could not not share this delicious moist boozy goodness of a cake with you. Its master is the Brit’s Mum (yes, she is called Mum, so I will just go with it), and it has won over many a folk, including those that do not normally count themselves as dessert devotees (although, honestly, HOW do people like that even exist? I don’t know. It’s bonkers, really).
Kahlua Cake. In a bundt pan! Never has a crusty golden cake looked so good (or retro! and amazing!) as this one. This cake was special, and made my birthday extra great (and, since I have not had a baked good made for me in oh, 8 or so years, this was pret-ty exciting stuff to me)! So here’s to the Brit’s Mum, to a New Year and working harder at posting, and here to sharing the great recipe with you!
A week behind schedule, here is the most sought after recipe!
CHOCOLATE KAHLUA CAKE
|1 cup chopped pecans
1 pkg. German chocolate cake mix
1 sm. pkg. instant chocolate pudding
1/2 c. cold water
1/2 c. oil
1/2 c. kahlua liquor
(If cake mix already contains pudding, omit pudding, use 3 eggs and 1/3 cup oil.)Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour tube pan. Sprinkle nuts over bottom of pan. Mix remaining ingredients together. Pour over nuts. Bake 1 hour. While hot spoon glaze over cake in pan. Allow cake to absorb glaze. Repeat until glaze is used. Cool in pan. Invert on plate.
1/4 lb. butter
1/4 c. water
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. kahlua
Melt butter in saucepan. Stir in water and sugar. Boil 5 minutes stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in Kahlua. remove from heat, and drizzle onto cake as instructed above.